And these last couple of days have been nothing but. XP
Although the pain is 60% gone in my back (from the previous post), there’s now a stiffness and limited mobility there that I fear I may have to “over-medicate” in order to be able to perform my work tonight. Add to that awfulness that I will at some point have to venture out into this jungle weather to do at least a triple load of laundry before work, and you can see why I’d much rather be on the already-published, works-when-convenient half of my writer’s timeline.
The worst part is that I know it’s my fault… for both things. Living a sedentary lifestyle and neglecting to work out has likely led to the muscle spasm (or whatever) that caused my persistent back pain this week. And procrastination and laziness (in general) over writing has left me without a completed manuscript to shop to publishers. So, yeah – it’s my own damn fault.
That knowledge, of course, doesn’t tend to make days like this pass any faster or feel any better. I’ve got to just grit my teeth, get through it, and remember to prevent it once I’m done with it.